Abe Welcomes Tokyo's Decision On Business Closures

Abe welcomes Tokyo's decision on business closures

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo says it's good that the central and Tokyo metropolitan governments have agreed on the types of businesses that will be requested to close temporarily under the state of emergency to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Abe told reporters on Friday that it is important to do everything possible under the law to contain the spread of infections.

Abe: State Of Emergency Can Be Lifted In A Month

Abe: State of emergency can be lifted in a month

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said the country will make it out of the state of emergency in a month with the cooperation of citizens.

Abe told reporters on Wednesday that he is thankful for the cooperation of people in response to the declaration he made the previous day.

Abe: No Police Crackdown On Non-essential Outings

Abe: No police crackdown on non-essential outings

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo says he intends to call on people to stay home even though there will be no police crackdown on violations.

Abe held a news conference on Tuesday after declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak.

Japan's Pm Abe Explains Emergency Decision

Japan's PM Abe explains emergency decision

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has called on people to stay home and reduce contact with others by 70 to 80 percent for the next month in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Abe was speaking at a news conference on Tuesday after he declared a month-long state of emergency for seven prefectures including Tokyo and Osaka.

Abe Declares State Of Emergency For 7 Prefectures

Abe declares state of emergency for 7 prefectures

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures over the coronavirus outbreak.

Other than Tokyo, the declaration applies to the neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba, as well as Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka prefectures in western Japan, through May 6.

Prime Minister Abe To Declare State Of Emergency

Prime Minister Abe to declare state of emergency

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is explaining his decision to declare a state of emergency to members of the Lower and Upper chambers of the Diet.

The coronavirus outbreak has pushed the government to issue fresh measures for Tokyo and six other prefectures.

Abe Seeks Public Support For Emergency Measures

Abe seeks public support for emergency measures

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is expected to declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures on Tuesday in a bid to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

The move comes as Tokyo and other major Japanese cities experience a rapid spread of the virus and an increase in the number of cases with untraceable infection routes.

Abe Making Final Arrangements To Declare Emergency

Abe making final arrangements to declare emergency

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is making final arrangements to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak as early as Tuesday.

The issuance of the order has been made possible under a revised law that was enacted last month.

Abe: State Of Emergency Not Imminent

Abe: State of emergency not imminent

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo says Japan has yet to reach a point where a declaration of a state of emergency is necessary to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Abe spoke at an Upper House committee meeting on Wednesday about a recently revised law that would allow him to declare a state of emergency to fight the pandemic. He said he will decide whether to issue such a declaration by putting priority on protecting the lives and health of the public.

Abe Urged To Decide On Emergency Declaration

Abe urged to decide on emergency declaration

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise in the Japanese capital. Tokyo officials say there were 78 new cases on Tuesday.... bringing the total in the capital to more than 500.

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko met Prime Minister Abe Shinzo on Tuesday to discuss the situation.

Abe Wears Face Mask In Meeting

Abe wears face mask in meeting

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has worn a face mask at a meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy as a precaution against coronavirus infection.

Other members including Cabinet ministers and private-sector representatives also wore masks at the meeting on Tuesday. Their seats were separated more than usual.

China Ambassador: Abe, Xi To Talk By Phone Soon

China ambassador: Abe, Xi to talk by phone soon

China's Ambassador to Japan says Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to hold telephone talks soon to discuss how to jointly respond to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Ambassador Kong Xuanyou made the remarks at the Japan National Press Club on Friday. He said arrangements are being made for telephone talks between Xi and Abe.